Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Our verse for today, written by John, was to BELIEVERS who already had a relationship with Abba FATHER GOD (born-again believers) but needed a reminder of how to remain in fellowship with Him.
Although believers have been made new in MESSIAH (2 Corn. 5:17), we are not yet perfect and still can fall into sin. We are still human beings living in our fleshly bodies and can fall into temptations to appease the flesh, which invites darkness into our lives!
When this happens, it’s important to understand that we have not lost our salvation but that we have choices to get out of GOD’S will and veer off to a place of darkness. But confessing that sin and turning from it lifts the darkness and restores our peace with our heavenly FATHER!
1 John 1:16
So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.
Darkness and light cannot exist together; so when we fall into sin, let us be quick to repent and turn from the darkness! Being in right fellowship with ABBA always radiates the light of HIS SHALOM and JOY for the world around us to see! Let your light so shine!
With lots of prayers & love,
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
2116 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462